[NEWS] ‘Budget protects tobacco companies rather than public health’

發言人周六表示,政府關於控製菸草消費的計劃是一個沒有路線圖的計劃。

他們稱,下一財年的擬議預算是保護煙草公司的利益,而不是確保公共健康和安全,這也會阻礙未來實現可持續發展目標。

Progga和反菸草媒體聯盟(ATMA)在星期六在該市的新聞俱樂部舉辦了19財年擬議預算中有關煙草增值稅反應的新聞發布會。

The government’s plan for controlling tobacco consumption is a plan without a road map, speakers at a program said on Saturday.

They alleged that the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year is safeguarding tobacco companies’ interests rather than ensuring public health and safety, which would also hinder achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the future.

A press conference on reactions to the tobacco VAT in the proposed budget for FY19 was organized by Progga and Anti-Tobacco media Alliance (ATMA) at the city’s Press Club on Saturday.

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